Reimagined ICN Continues Legacy of Independent Cable News, but with a Sharp Focus on the Work of ACAC Operator and Associate Members as well as Public Policy Initiatives
PITTSBURGH, April 28, 2021 – ACA Connects today unveiled Independent Communications News, a new editorial product created by the ACAC staff with the goal of informing a readership brimming with curious and spirited digital entrepreneurs. The aim is to highlight the work of our Operator and Associate Members as well as underscore our organization’s focus on the key policy issues in Washington, D.C.
It’s important to highlight two important changes. From this point on, ICN will be all-digital, which furthers the goals of timely delivery, ease of storage and frictionless sharing. We’ve also changed the name from Independent Cable News to Independent Communications News.
“We are proud of our cable heritage, including this groundbreaking publication led for so many years by long-time Cable Pioneer and our Member Bob Searle, whom we greatly miss. But this small, yet significant, change reflects the ongoing consumer migration to broadband products, including video. Consumer behavior is still video centric but increasingly less so within the traditional cable TV space,” ACA Connects President and CEO Matthew M. Polka said.
In the new ICN, several Associate Members show that they continue as innovative industry vendors responsive to the needs of their video and broadband partners involved in navigating a complex and fast-growing commercial environment. These partnerships have existed for quite a while, but their importance has never been more vital or more rewarding.
The new ICN underscores the fact that external events – such as elections that usher in new political leaders — have shaped our sector for decades. Today is no different given that establishing new broadband laws and regulations is high on the Washington, D.C., to-do list. ACAC is ready to play a constructive role in the pending debate, as ACAC leader Polka discusses in some detail in his column in the relaunched ICN.
Click here to view ACAC’s new Independent Communications News!
About ACA Connects: America’s Communications Association – Based in Pittsburgh, ACA Connects is a trade organization representing more than 600 smaller and medium-sized, independent companies that provide broadband, phone and video services to nearly 8 million customers primarily located in rural and smaller suburban markets across America. Through active participation in the regulatory and legislative process in Washington, D.C., ACA Connects’ members work together to advance the interests of their customers and ensure the future competitiveness and viability of their businesses. For more information, visit: http://www.ACAConnects.org